Pakistan names their squad for Test Series in Sri Lanka

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Chairman PCB Shaharyar Mohammad Khan has approved Pakistan Test squad for the forthcoming three-Test away series against Sri Lanka following the recommendation of the four-member selection committee headed by Haroon Rashid. In naming the Test squad, the selection committee had also consulted with the Pakistan team management including Head Coach Waqar Younis and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq. The 15-member Test squad: Mohammad Hafeez Ahmed Shehzad Shan Masood Azhar Ali (Vice-Captain) Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain) Younis Khan Asad Shafiq Haris Sohail Sarfraz Ahmed (Wicketkeeper) Yasir Shah Zulfiqar Babar Wahab Riaz Junaid Khan Imran Khan Ehsan Adil Chief Selector Haroon Rashid Quotes: “While selecting the squad, the selection committee considered the following key areas: Suitability to play in varied playing conditions; potential to perform at international… Read More →

SLC Clamps Down on Suspect Bowling Actions

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Media Release The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced strict measures to International Cricket in the year 2014 in an effort to counter all bowlers who were believed to be having suspect bowling actions playing International Cricket. At this time SLC who have also be burdened with this same issue over the years locally also decided to clamp down on bowlers who were having an unfair advantage in delivering a ball in domestic Club & School Cricket in 2014/15. The SLC ‘Suspect Bowling Action Review Committee’ then introduced a set of protocols which monitored a bowlers action from first class Cricket to grass root level throughout the Country.The umpires who officiate in matches were informed to keep an close eye on… Read More →

Statement to the media – National Women’s Cricket

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Media Release In response to several inquiries made by the media, Sri Lanka Cricket states that, it has now received the Report which was recently submitted to the Hon. Minister of Tourism and Sports by the Committee of Inquiry appointed on 14th November 2014 by the then Minister of Sports. This Committee of Inquiry consisted of Justice N. E. Dissanayake, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court (Chairman), Ms.Tharangani Keenawinna Dissanaike, Public Trustee and Mr. S. Aloka Bandara, Director of Combined Services of the Ministry of Public Administration. The Committee of Inquiry has investigated and reported on alleged incidents of sexual harassment and improper conduct said to have been committed in 2013 and 2014 by some Officials handling Women’s Cricket. Sri… Read More →

Windies women seal T20I series with nine-wicket win

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The visiting West Indies beat Sri Lanka by nine-wickets in the third and final Women’s Twenty20 International to seal the series 2-1. Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 38 as West Indies chased down their target of 75 with 52 balls to spare. Brief Score: Sri Lanka Women 74/9 (20) Chamari Atapattu 43, Anisa Mohammed 2/7, Hayley Matthews 4/10 Vs West Indies Women 75/1 (11.2) Stafanie Taylor 38, Hayley Matthews 32* West Indies Women won by 9 wickets (with 52 balls remaining) Full Scorecard

Jonty Rhodes to arrive in Sri Lanka today

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Media Release Jonty Rhodes the former South African great will arrive today in Sri Lanka on a short stint for 10 days as a fielding coach. Jonty is here ahead of the home series against Pakistan which starts next month. Jonty Rhodes will educate the coaches apart from the national cricketers and other national, development and junior teams on the latest techniques of fielding.

Tamil Union’s Record-Breakers

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By Suresh Murugaser Tamil Union C & AC created history once again by establishing two world records and a Sri Lanka domestic record in the just-concluded Sri Lanka Premier League Season. 1). The team recorded the highest ever first-class total in one day in World cricket history, when it scored 530 runs for the loss of six wickets in its match against Sri Lanka Air Force on the 13th February this year. This was at the SLAF Grounds in Katunayake, which is by no means the smallest one in Sri Lanka. In 90 overs, the batsmen hammered 15 sixers and 62 fours in the 90 overs at the rate of almost 6 runs per over for that day. 2). Captain… Read More →

West Indies Women’s tour of Sri Lanka 2015 – SL T20I Squad

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Media Release At a Selection Committee meeting held of the National Women’s Selectors on the 20th May 2015, the following players were selected for the above series. 1      Chamari Attapattu (Captain) 2      Yasoda Mendis 3      Dilani Manodara 4      Sashikala Siriwardene 5      Eshani Lokusuriya (Vice Captain) 6      Sripali Weerakkody 7      Nipuni Hansika 8      Ama Kanchana 9      Inoka Ranaweera 10    Suganthika Kumari 11    Hasini Perera 12    Udeshika Prabodini 13    Chathurani Gunewardene 14    Maduri Samuddhika This has been approved by the Hon. Minister of Sports.

West Indies women clinch ODI series

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West Indies clinched the four match ODI series with a 31 run win over Sri Lanka Women in the fourth and final match played at the RPremadasa International Cricket Stadium today. The West Indies Women succeeded in defending their score of 156 when they restricted the home side to a score of 125. Brief Score: West Indies Women 156 (47.3) Britney Cooper 46, Hayley Matthews 24, Inoka Ranaweera 3/17, Sripali Weerakkody 3/37 v Sri Lanka Women 125 (45.2) Eshani Kaushalya 30, Nipuni Hansika 21, Hayley Matthews 3/7, Anisa Mohammed 2/23 ICC Women’s Championship points – West Indies Women 2, Sri Lanka Women 0 West Indies Women in Sri Lanka ODI Series – West Indies Women won the 4-match series 3-1… Read More →

Outcomes of ICC Cricket Committee meeting in Mumbai

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ICC Media Release The ICC Cricket Committee concluded its two-day meeting in Mumbai on Saturday. The ICC Cricket Committee makes recommendations on cricket playing issues to the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) and, if it is a policy matter, the ICC Board for approval and comprises representatives of many stakeholder groups involved in the modern game, including players, umpires and the media, and is chaired by former India captain Anil Kumble. The following were the major issues discussed by the ICC Cricket Committee: Test cricket: Day / Night Test matches were discussed at length. The Cricket Committee also received a report from the MCC on the 4-day First Class match played with pink balls in Abu Dhabi in March, and viewed… Read More →

SLC embarks on Soft Skills Development Program for Players

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On an initiative of the newly appointed Chairman and the Interim Committee of SLC, a comprehensive soft skills development program has been launched recently by SLC for Cricketers of all categories and age groups, covering a wide range of realms which would empower them with essential life skills in a wider spectrum. Having done an in-depth study of knowledge gaps of our players, Human Resources department of SLC, in its training need analysis has identified 11 areas to be encompassed in this enthusiastic program namely General English, Presentation skills development, Sports Psychology, Social etiquette, Personal grooming, Basic IT skills, Leadership training, Finance and Investment Management, Cricket history and spirits of the game. In addition, Yoga has been incorporated in the… Read More →

Dottin, Taylor Set Up West Indies Win

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Half-centuries from Deandra Dottin and Stafanie Taylor set up an 18-run win on the Duckworth/Lewis method for West Indies Women over Sri Lanka Women in the third One-Day International in Colombo. West Indies Women 215/3 (50) Stafanie Taylor 86*, Deandra Dottin 69*, Kycia A Knight 34, Sugandika Kumari 3/48 Vs Sri Lanka Women 170/8 (40.2) Nipuni Hansika 50*, Chamari Atapattu 25, Afy Fletcher 2/25, Anisa Mohammed 2/30

Sri Lanka Women’s beat Windies by six wickets

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Sri Lanka women’s comprehensively beat the visiting West Indies team by 6 wickets in the 2nd One Day International of the 4 match series at the R Premedasa International Cricket Stadium today. West Indies Women 124 in 42.3 overs (SR Taylor 43, Kycia A Knight 28, Shashikala Siriwardene 4-30, Maduri Samuddika 2-16) Sri Lanka Women 127-4 in 39.2 overs (Shashikala Siriwardene 42*, Yasoda Mendis 27)

Mathews, Malinga to lead Sri Lanka

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Media Release The National Selectors have decided to re-appoint All Rounder Angelo Mathews as the Captain of the Sri Lanka National Team for the Test and ODI formats. His appointment is to commence from upcoming tour of Pakistan till the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s tour to England next year. Lasith Malinga will be entrusted with the leadership of the Sri Lanka National Team for the Twenty 20 format with immediate effect till the conclusion of Sri Lanka’s title defense at the ICC World Twenty 20  to be played in India in 2016. The Selectors decision was ratified by the Minister of Tourism and Sports Hon. Navin Dissanayake MP.